‘Umlilo’ singer Rethabile Khumalo fighting for her life in hospital


‘Umlilo’ singer Rethabile Khumalo fighting for her life in hospital

‘It has been six days now in hospital’: Singer Winnie Khumalo needs prayers for her daughter and musician Rethabile Khumalo.

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Veteran musician Winnie Khumalo has made a heartfelt plea to South Africans to pray for her daughter, Rethabile Khumalo, who has been hospitalised.



According to Winnie, the Ntyilo Ntyilo hitmaker was poisoned by a friend. She further revealed that in the six days Rethabile has been in hospital, she has undergone three surgeries, and she is in a critical condition.

“So I thought i will keep quite until my daughter is ok…She is fighting for her life…She has been poisoned by a so called friend [sic].


“It has been six days now in hospital… So I decided its only fair to share with her supporters these sad news [sic] …They did 3 operations on her already we hoping that @rethabile_rsa will soon recover but at the moment akukho kuhle [it doesn’t look good].

“She has been On and off… When you pray please include her in your prayers… Ubunzima bokuba umzali [the hardships of being a parent],” Winnie wrote.

In another post on her Instagram stories, Winnie also urged Rethabile to keep fighting for the sake of her young son.

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“Fight, your son needs you. We all do,” she pleaded.

The 27-year-old singer – best known for her 2019 hit song Umlilo featuring DJ Zinhle – gave birth to her first child, Culo, in December last year.


Further updating fans about her daughter’s condition, the Live My Life hitmaker told popular celebrity gossip account Maphepha Ndaba, that a case will be opened with the police regarding the poisoning incident.

Winnie also shared that Rethabile is still undergoing critical medical procedures.

“Right now, she is going back to theatre after doing three operations. We just want to focus on her first and making sure her son is okay,” Winnie explained.

She also expressed profound gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from fans and asked that they help her carry the load.

“Thank you for the love and support… Now that I know everyone knows, I feel comforted by the shared pain and prayers,” she said.

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